Erin is the owner of a small business retail sporting goods store located in District 37 - Play It Again Sports Holly Springs.
Erin is also the founder and director of a non-profit organization serving community youth in music arts, which has established a much needed youth orchestra in southern Wake County.
Erin served as the PTA president at Holly Ridge Elementary School for two years, and board member for three years. Erin also serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Adjustment for the Town of Holly Springs.
Erin and her husband Wayne settled in Holly Springs after 12 years as a military family. The couple opened their store - which they own and operate as a team - upon Wayne's retirement from 20+ years of active-duty service as an Infantry Officer (LTC retired) and Army Ranger. The majority of Wayne's 8 deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan took place while the couple raised their children, Madison and Cole. Erin dedicated these years to strengthening military communities and supporting families of deployed soldiers, including serving as the Family Readiness Group Leader for 120 families of the 1st Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment in Savannah, Georgia. Erin is the recipient of the Shield of Sparta Heroine of Infantry award from the National Infantry Association.
Erin spent seven years as a government affairs professional in Washington, D.C. working primarily on regulatory reform. As Director of the Regulatory Improvement Council and a public policy consultant, Erin worked to improve the regulatory decision-making process in government by advocating for the use of transparency, sound science, and cost-benefit analysis in federal rule making.
Erin grew up in Herndon, Virginia and graduated with a M.A. in International Commerce and Policy and a B.A. in Government International Politics from George Mason University.
A violinist and violin teacher to both children and adults, Erin supports expanded music arts programs for children in schools.